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Most Reliable SD Auto Pistol

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by barth, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    Understanding that all mechanical devices can fail.
    And that ammo, mags, lubrication and shooting technique
    can have a profound affect on reliability.

    Is there a SD gun, or short list of guns,
    that have exhibited extreme reliability
    ("Mean time between failures") beyond all others?

    Thanks from the man of a thousand questions,
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Long term reliability and frequency of repair requires tens of thousands of rounds downrange, in monitored test samples. Of the very few guns which have been tested that intensively,two that stand out for extraordinarily high reliability are the Glock 17 and the Beretta 92.